Thursday, April 2, 2009

Time for a change, or not.

I stayed up a little bit late last night swapping over to my studded super shredder tires. I like the fact that they are skinny and look ridiculous in a frame designed for 2.5 inch wide rubber on a SnowCat (which is why I sometimes ride 28c road tires as well). I thought it was time since it had been getting up above freezing during the day and back down to around 10°F at night. With that kind of range, commuting has been a little dicey at times. I woke up this morning all stoked to ride fast and confident. Sadly it was -15°F when I woke up this morning. My summer wheels had unwinterized DT Swiss hubs, and though they are super light and roll very nicely, they stop rolling nicely at about 0°F. So I was faced with the choice of swapping my cassette and wheels again and being late to work, or just driving. Some days you just can't win.

2 comments:

Christian said...

hate it when that happens

Anonymous said...

Yo Banger, where you at? Sink your bike in a crevasse, get lost in a snow drift, get carried away by sled dogs? Or are you in some spring break frame of mind drinking tequila shots in a mexican bar? Just wondering..I kind of miss your misguided rants